Tuesday, January 24, 2012

How to get more followers

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Be consistent and blog often.  By all means, you do not have to blog every day, you just have to be consistent. For example, do not blog every day for one week and then disappear for two. It is not only annoying, but it will be hard for your readers to follow and know when to check back or what to expect. After a while, they just won't come back. So, be consistent! I’ve found that a blog schedule is very helpful.  It keeps me organized and it also helps with writer's block; I know exactly what I want to write about and when.

Interact with other bloggers. Try to leave meaningful comments; not a one liner like “Good post” or “I followed you so please follow me back”. No, those type of comments do not attract good attention. You will be labeled as a “spammer”. So, follow and interact with those that really interest you.

Use pictures. What grabs your attention more- a long wordy blog post or a post with an intriguing picture and few words? Use pictures along with your words to tell the story. 

Be Creative. Host a giveaway or blog hop. This one can bring in a lot of new followers since it is usually required to become a follower in order to enter. Your views can go from 10 views per day to over 100..

Ask a question at the end of your posts. It gives readers a reason to leave a comment.

Be Informative. Update your twitter, facebook, and pinterest when you update your blog.

Keep it Simple. You know how people hate cluttered spaces… Well, they hate a cluttered blog too..  Blogs that look disorganize and have ads and/or popups popping up everywhere is extremely annoying. I do not follow these type of blogs . So, please try to keep your blog design as simple as possible.

Be original. Don’t copy others or steal their contents. If you do decide to do something similar, don't just copy, be inspired by it and make it your own. Remember, readers/customers like originality. They want you to Just Be you. 

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So, how have you been getting your followers?  Any additional tips or advices you would like to add?

38 comments:

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  2. Good tips, thank you.
    For the "I followed you so please follow me back", I have had a lot of comments like this, people who doesn't even watch what's in your blog!! But the most funny are the ones like: "I'll follow you if you follow me first"!!
    I'll keep in mind the tips about the question we can ask at the end of our posts, it makes the content more interesting because it's more interactive. You're right.
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    http://virtual-makeup-artist.com/

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    So, I follow you, will you follow me??
    .........Just kidding!!

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  3. Thank you for this, I think it's great advice - simple yet effective.
    Wish me luck!

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  4. I couldn't agree more with the karma thing in terms of blog following. I occasionally get requests on our comments that say, "follow me, I'll follow you." It feels too much inflated for me and I only wanna be true to the contents I choose to follow. I'd rather have small group of followers who truly love what we do than fake ones who'd like to boost up online popularity. We just don't go that way.

    ANDWHATELSEISTHERE | SHOP

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  5. Great advice! I'm just starting mine, and have been trying to come up with a posting schedule.

    I think being yourself is crucial. If you are writing trying to imitate someone else's style or writing soley to attract views, it doesn't work. If you write as yourself and for yourself, your true personality comes out and the people that read your posts, read them bc they like you!

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  6. Very good advices, I even follow some of them already. Interaction is maybe the most difficult: there are not enough hours in a day sometimes.

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  7. ohhh great advice :)!! love this tips!!

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  8. I love looking and commenting on others blogs, there are so many inspirational people out there!
    badbarbara.com

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  9. I am glad you guys found it useful =) Yes, the most important one is to be yourself. Thanks guys.

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  10. Hey I'm glad I found you guys. And it's so encouraging to see everyone post here.

    I really agree with your list of things to get followers because I myself as a reader pass over certain blogs because of some nitpicks. I'm glad you posted this.

    I have a question though, how do I get my comments box to show up like yours? I have embedded it but it is not showing up in my blog. I have been fustrated at this problem for a long time now.

    If anyone could help, it would be much much appreciated or take a look and see if you can see the comment button on my blog?

    www.rainieee.blogspot.com

    Thanks so much

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    1. ok nevermind, I finally figured it out. :)

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    2. =) Let me know if there is anything else you would like to know how to add or do. I will try my best to help. =)

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  11. I am your new follower! :)

    www.honeyfullife.com

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  12. Thanks for this. Amazing post. So helpful!

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  13. Hi! come to visit my new blog! :) maybe we ca follow each other? :) I'll wit for u to come.

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  14. I wanted to thank you for adding my blog cooking blog http://gigglingbites.blogspot.com to your directory, you have given me a little bit of traffic and its so sweet of you. I was wondering, what is a "blog hop?" and do you have any tips of on how to do a giveaway? Im a little clueless! Thanks again!!

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    1. =) Aw, thank you so much for your kind words. BlogLove is less than a month old so I am glad to hear that it is working and giving you some traffic.

      To answer your question, a Blog Hop is basically a list of blogs that share a similar interest- for example food. How this works is the blog group chooses a date(s) and on that date anyone who is participating in the hop must create a post about the “blog hop.” The post must include the list of blogs that way readers are able to hop from blog to blog.

      I know it sounds a little complicated, but it’s quite easy. I am going to write a more detailed post about this later... since there are rules and guidelines that you must set. I will let you know when it is up. Please stay tuned and thank you for asking...

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  15. This post is really informative, and of course, being a new blooger, it helped me a lot!! Thanks for stopping by...
    Love
    Juneli

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  16. Great advise.
    http://www.fashionmechic.com/

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  17. This is really great advice. Thank you for taking the time to write this post! The thing that bothers me most are the people who leave comments like "I follow you, you follow me." I already follow over 200+ blogs and can barely keep up as it is - although I would like to follow each of my subscribers, it just isn't possible. And I agree that one of the best ways to get more followers is to interact with others' blogs. You have to be willing to put some work in if you want the followers.

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  18. Excellent way for new bloggers like myself to gain new followers and more attention. Thanks for the help, I'm definitely going to participate.

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  19. Great post!! I would also say when your on other people blogs check out their sponsors and adds!! This helps bloggers feel supported!!! Every time I comment on someone blog I make sure I do this! :)

    Http://swbeautifullife.blogspot.com

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  20. Really good advice! Ive been looking for a post like this for a while and its really informative! I have a lot of ideas for my blog and a lot of fun posts coming up including reviews of Chanel, Benefit and MAC products and this post is really gonna help me publisize it :)

    Cosmetic-Notebook.blogspot.com x

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  21. A really good guide :)
    Thank you for the comment on my blog really appreciate it.

    http://beautyaddictsguidetothegalaxy.blogspot.com/

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  22. really great advice!!

    its really good to have these posts to refresh some points!!

    still trying to get used to the blog hopping idea. But i think its a really great way to support each other!!

    http://kellinasthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  23. Thanks so much for these truly helpful tips!I just started a blog and need all the advice possible.Thanks again!

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  24. Great advice! I'm working hard to get more followers; it's not easy but it's worth it :) thanks! xx

    www.vivalaglambeauty.blogspot.com

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  25. great advice! i'm new to the blogging community and it's making it harder for me to have followers or thinking where to start i mainly blog for me but also would love to have some readers having readers will give a blogger the motivation to keep writing.

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  26. great tips, thank you! I think maybe the most important is the last one - Just be you.

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  27. Great advice! I think the first I will do is... follow your blog ;)

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  28. Thank you for the tips, I cleaned up my blog a bit today. Moved things around and tried to get rid of clutter. I am really appreciating these tips.

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  29. Thanks for taking the time to explain all of this to us newbies ;) xox, Pam

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  30. Respond to comments! It creates interaction with your readers and lets them know you are real and not a machine. I have formed a great network of Bloggy friends by simply replying to comments.

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  31. Thanks so much!! I think you were reading my mind when writing this! I can't wait to do a blog hop, one day!!

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  32. Thank you so much, lovely blog :)

    goncakaya.blogspot.com

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